Andrea Pirlo’s debut in the Turkish Super Lig did not go to plan, as Fatih Karagumruk were beaten 4-2 by Alanyaspor, who are coached by Italian Francesco Farioli.
The match was the first for former Juventus boss Pirlo on the team’s bench and resulted in a heavy 4-2 home defeat.
Farioli, who would not be allowed to coach in Serie A because he does not have the necessary badges, had his team play out from the back and take an important three points.
The 33-year-old was only a goalkeeping coach in Italy with Benevento and Sassuolo, before acting as assistant manager to Cagdas Atan at Alanyaspor in 2020-21.
Farioli was also the coach of Fatih Karagumruk from March to December 2021, before moving to Alanyaspor that month.